Family outrage at claims Scots aid worker Linda Norgrove worked for MI6


14th Jan 2017

THE family of Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove, who was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan and died in a botched attempt to rescue her, have described claims she was working for MI6 as “ludicrous and hurtful”.

The allegation has been published by American investigative journalism website The Intercept in an article focusing on the activities US Navy unit SEAL Team 6, which became famous for killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

The elite special forces team carried out the failed attempt to rescue Norgrove in 2010, after she was captured along with three Afghan colleagues.